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Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni samples Costa Toscana

Chiara Ferragni strikes a pose on Costa Toscana's Volare promenade
Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni, who has more than 29m followers on Instagram, sailed aboard Costa Toscana for a team-building trip with nine staff of her company, The Blonde Salad.

During their three days, embarking at Ibiza, the group discovered the ship and some of its destinations.

Onboard they dined in Archipelago restaurant, which features menus created by world-famous chefs Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León. The restaurant's furniture includes driftwood recovered in marine environment protection projects promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation.

Valencia and on deck

In Valencia, The Blonde Salad team visited the City of Arts and Sciences on a tour of this futuristic architectural complex. Back onboard, they tried out the spa then had a sunset aperitif and strolled Costa Toscana's Volare promenade overlooking the sea.

Their last day began with a private Pilates class in the ship's sea-view gym.

Throughout, Ferragni shared her Costa Toscana experiences on Instagram, where she has 27.9m followers and The Blonde Salad another 1m

'One of the most influential Italian personalities'

'We are proud and happy to have hosted Chiara Ferragni, one of the most influential Italian personalities in the world, onboard Costa Toscana,' said Costa's Francesco Muglia, VP global marketing. He particularly highlighted the original slant of the trip, an off-site meeting during which Ferragni and her team were able to combine 'exploration, relaxation, taste and fun' to prepare for a new season of projects.

Mediterranean cruises, then sailings from Dubai

The destinations they visited are part of a weeklong Mediterranean itinerary that includes Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Ibiza (Palma de Mallorca from Oct. 20), Valencia and Marseille.

This winter Costa Toscana will sail from Dubai for the first time, on weeklong cruises to the Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.

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